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california to the new york island, from the redwood forest, and to the gulf stream waters, this land is made for you and me ibidem at a special on the life and politics of woody guthrie. born 100 years ago on july 14 1912 in oklahoma, we speak with british protest singer billy bragg and will coffman. >> history has a habit of repeating itself every now and then and the songs that he was riding in the 1930's an 1940's and 50's can often have an amazing relevance for what is going on now. i think it is about time people started listening to woody guthrie again. >> and we hear the legendary folk singer pete seeger describe his first meeting with woody guthrie. >> he took over for 20 minutes and entranced everybody. i come from oklahoma, you know. it is a rich state. if you want lead, we have lead. if you want coal, we have coal in oklahoma. >> woody guthrie. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: commemorations are being held across the country this year to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of one
the bay area. >> from california, here's the saratoga marching band and color guard. students from every continent on the globe is represented in the band. they played the "2012 american overture." >> i watched it this morning. they were spectacular. the saratoga marching band and color guard was 1 of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in this parade. >>> still ahead at 11:00, strategy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young woman speak out. >>> and a massive pileup in texas. we'll tell you what sparked the crash involving more than 150 vehicles. >>> and it's a choice that has niners fans taking sides. smith or cap nick. >>> we are tracking a cold night tonight for black friday shoppers. temperatures are plummeting in the north bay with low 40s. we'll tell you who could hit 30s. no travel delays due to weather if you're picking somebody up from the airports it looks good. we'll tell you about the travel trouble spots on the roads. >> also, my nieces, cindy and mckenzie in oklahoma. happy holidays and happy thanksgiving. >>> two people are dead and dozens more are spendin
of moisture stretching from the tropics across the pacific ocean into not northern california but the pacific northwest. there is a reason why it's due west of us then getting shoved up to the north. that reason is a large area of high pressure. kind of acting like a shield if you will not allowing that storm or any of the next several storms to get anywhere close to us. high pressure totally in control. there will be plenty of plenty of storms riding in. but great for tomorrow, shoppers getting good deals. saturday through tuesday we are talking about highs near 70 mainly sunny skies. only fly in the ointment is heat will be working overtime because clear nights will be chilly nights and especially north of the golden gate you may be foggy as well and some tule fog in the central valley as well over towards sacramento, south of bakersfield. livermore tomorrow, gorgeous. black friday, 70 degrees. 70 for san jose. redwood city 69. upper 60s for san rafael. san francisco, napa and vallejo. it's going to be beautiful outside tomorrow. saturday beautiful, sunday gorgeous. top of the next week kid
charged with driving under the influence. back live now, california's maximum enforcement period continues until 11:59 on sunday evening. for now, that is the very latest here in the east bay. pam? >> all right, charles, thanks for that. again, charles clifford checking in for us. traffic seeming to move right along. >> all right. we're tracking traffic as well here. check out the speeds on the map. you can see where charles was on the bay bridge. there are slow eastbound speeds. look at a closer look. speeds of 0 to 25 miles per hour heading eastbound on the bay bridge. the problem starts here on 101, an accident near fifth street you can here heading to marin into san francisco can be a little bit problematic as speeds are slow there. 880, 580 in the east bay look good and continue to track the traffic this thanksgiving to and from their destinations. >> and tonight, we showed you the plaza. where are we starting? fast track moving good with no problems. golden gate bridge, traffic moving well northbound and southbound no back-up for those heading over for their thanksgiving dinner. the
of these various places. dallas, texas. you have a store in maryland. you have stores here in california that we're expecting later in the day. so tlar number of stores across the country where we're seeing more of these protests. but walmart says you have to look beyond just the bodies there. when they look at who showed up and walked off the shop, only about 50 employees did not show up as they were scheduled. they're saying they have the same number of employees who didn't show up for work last year as they had this year. so what walmart is saying is they believe and they keep pushing this, is this is a union-backed effort that as far as the walmart employees, they believe this is limited. talk to some of these people in the picket lines today and they will tell you that this is a very important move for them. that they are hoping to make a message on a potent shopping day. >> i'm getting the sense that the protest and picket lines are keeping any shoppers away? >> not at all. when actually we talked to some of the employees who were working overnight here at this particular walmart the emplo
on interstate 10, about 80 miles east of houston. i-10 runs from florida to california. both sides were shut down for hours. tens of thousands hoping to get to their thanksgiving meal were stranded. >> the cause of the accident was a heavy fog bank rolled into this area which caused no one being able to see and one accident triggered another, triggered another in a chain reaction. >> reporter: fog-related collisions are among the deadliest. earlier this year, 20 died on a florida highway, enveloped in a choking mix of fog and smoke from a brush fire. today in texas, this 5-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when a semi slammed into his mother's suv. its other precious cargo, the thanksgiving turkey. little damian ortiz used it to make sandwiches for the other injured. a roadside meal for those truly thankful, just to be alive. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> just incredible pictures tonight. ryan owens, thank you. >>> and that dense fog causing such terror in texas has been a problem in other parts of the country. in the midwest, a similar challenge and this really struck us. in chicago,
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
and southern california and arizona and north carolina are informed in the post-world war two period by this historic shift in population and political influence and it is pogo from 1964 to 2008 could be thought of as the period of the sun belt dominance in american presidential history. you think about every president elected from 1964 to 2008 comes from a state of the sun belt. lyndon johnson, nixon from california, gerald ford was never elected so he doesn't count. jimmy carter, ronald reagan from california, the first george bush from texas, bill clinton from arkansas and the second bush from texas since 2008 is a watershed election. there were critical of the politics that the flood that came out of the sun belt. they tended to be oriented around issues of strong national defense of an opposition to the union and the defense of the free enterprise politics. and also it's in the sun belt in the south and the southwest that we see the rise by the 1970's to talk about is the religious right's involved in the political process in the new and important ways. so he was at the forefron
. and this is a fight that broke out at h&m in culver city, california. police are using new tools to keep shoppers safe. the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, horseback and in the air to monitor crowds while stores move merchandise around to ease congestion. and some workers are upset about stores opening earlier each year. walmart employees in kenosha, wisconsin, and other parts of the country picketing. 147 million people are expected to shop this holiday weekend. only the beginning of the national holiday shopping spree. brandi and rob? >> here's my big question. did you go out there and started shopping yourself? i don't see gifts you brought us. >> reporter: i don't have gifts. i was eating turkey. i was having a normal thanksgiving. but gad bless those people who stood in the lines. i don't like electronics. i do have to get gifts for friends and family and, of course, for you guys. >> thank you. >> reporter: i can do that december 24th. that's what i do every year. >> i'll be in line with you. >> free for not being out there. >> no one roughs you up. st
of an ongoing criminal enterprise. >> cops also seized several cars and weapons. california. sea world vets released a baby sale into -- seal into the ocea. it apparently strayed from its mother back in june. rescuers discovered it had cataracts. >> she was functionally blind. she had no vision in either eye which probably was explaining the problems she was having out there catching fish and sur viflg. >> veterinary ophthalmologist performed successful surgery. researchers plan to track the seal in the wild using g.p.s. arizona. [cheers] >> a soldier just back from afghanistan surprised his girlfriend with a proposal at the airport. he ordered the ring online and had family members bring it to the gate when he landed. his fiancee studying to be a sign language interpreter so the army private signed the question and then he asked her outloud just to make sure. and that's a fox watch across america. i'm gregg jarrett in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. life is beginning to get back to normal in the middle east. more than 24 hours later israel and hamas are still honoring their ceas
. >> the california highway patrol did a maximum enforcement carry it. they had additional patrol and they really some numbers for their first day of what they call their maximum enforcement. which started wednesday as 6:00 p.m.. so far, the highway patrol says the statewide eight people have been killed in fatal collisions this year. chp also says that 262 people have been arrested for driving under the influence. lacher, there were three fatalities and 267 drivers who were charged with d.u.i. eyes. here in the bay area, there have been no fatal accidents and 50 d u i arrest. that's this year. in 2011, there were also no fatalities and 39 people were charged with driving under the influence. a family in vallejo is looking for the driver, who they said is responsible for killing their grandmother. 88 year-old clementine the few men is died after a hit- and-run accidents. last friday, they really woman was walking home from the store, just a few blocks from her house. that is when the family says, a gold colored car hit her, while she was in the crosswalk, and then drove off. the family wonders if the
. >> coming up the reason behind today's partial closure of a popular local b >>> california highway patrol vehicle ended up on the right rail tracks following a hit-and-run. the officer wasn't injured but the front of the patrol car was damaged. it happened on north first street and brokaw road. driver ran away but officers caught up with him and arrested him. >> research medication that helps control hyperactivity activity may keep patients on the right side of law. they studied 25,000 people with the problem and compared records men were 32% less likely to commit a crime. women were 43% less likely when taking the medication. >> part of san francisco's ocean beach is still closed after the sewage spill. barricades were up. pedestrians can still walk along the promenade. it was likely caused by the high tide that caused sewage spill in the street through a manhole cover. the water is gone but the smell is still there. >> did you happen to watch a charlie brown thanksgiving last night? if you did, you were part of the biggest audience in four years. it's not the most popular of the charlie
view, high clouds moving in to northern california. we have lots of upper 50s and 60s. right now it is 60 degrees in hayward. san francisco downtown checking in 57 degrees. our main concern will be fog. we have the recent rainfall and left over moisture on the ground, with temperatures dropping over night, when it matches the due point fog forms. speaking of the cold over night lows. look that numbers, upper 30s towards napa. conquered 40 degrees. partly cloudy skies. san francisco 47. san jose 44. the afternoon, a different story. coming up the neighborhoods that approach the 70s and rain returns. >> thank you. >>> still ahead on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m., the reason mexico's outgoing president wants to change the country's name. . >>> the rebels in serious provided video that they say show as hospital bombed. this clinic was one of the last hospitals in the city. a business man owned it and became a refuge for those wounded in the fighting. 40,000 people have died in the fighting. >>> felipe calderon is hoping to make his country less like the united states. it is not a
a rainy early friday, black friday shopping morning for people in the northwest. no problems in california. thatd oregon we'll watch the steady right rain through much of the daylight hours. >>> take a look at your weekend forecast coming right up. >>> sounds good. thanks, bill. an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. >>> plus a seat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding amount of points in just 12:14. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. there was a deadly thanksgiving traffic pileup in the fog in east texas. first responders pulled injured survivors out of vehicles in the chain reaction accident that stretched over two miles. nbc's diana alvear has more. >> reporter: once the fog lifted on interstate 10 in texas, the devastation was clear. >> we just heard car after car boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: more than 100 vehicles, some piled on top of one another, mangled, twisted metal. first responders arrived to chaos. >> you've got a lot of people that were traveling for thanksgiving today. y
settlement to take place in 1861. .. because california as you know is already a state. the question is critical because they tend to deal with of the slavery and southern power indonesian. some have demanded what they saw as the constitutional rights of american citizens to take their property in quoting the slave property into the territories owned by the entire nation. in 1857 in the infamous dr. scott decision, the united states supreme court affirmed the southern constitutional chief. republicans in contrast said never if. fifth republicans would allow in any territory. abraham lincoln was elected in november of 1860. a month later in the united states congress can intercession. members of congress put forth various compromise proposals. a critical portion of all dealt with the division of territory. most often there was a proposal to extend a dividing line west of the beyond louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. now, after this process i'm going to get to my main topic why lincoln rejected the compromise which meant the territories. but their must be one t
: the annual rung of the holiday shoppers. already things are getting out of hand. mayhem in california when a kmart opened up at 6:00 a.m. >> push one of my kids, and i will stab one of you -- >> reporter: the scene stores want to avoid. last year, canadian police tased this wal-mart shopper, resisted arrest after cutting ahead of 20 in line. this fist fight at an h & m in culver city, california. the national retail federation expects, up to 147 million people to be shopping this entire holiday weekend. with the extra crowd out there, retailers around the country are hoping for this, nice, calm, orderly lines like the one at the apple store here on icon ic fifth avenue. police are leaving nothing to chance, knowing the lure of a holiday deal. >> they just forget about regular everyday courtesy and sometimes go nuts. >> reporter: the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, on horseback, and in the air, to monitor shopping crowds. in stores like best buy, preparing for days now, creating color-coded maps, moon moonmoongsere >> reporter: mall of america ha
, ross. >>> coming up, we've got a live report coming from best buy in california. the struggling electronics chain posting a significant decline in the third quarter. but there is good news. they have lines of people coming camping out at some locations since sunday. jane wells has been up all night hanging on out with some shoppers. i know this isn't too early for you. you're always up at this hour. >> no, i actually, you know, this is about the time i start wrapping it up for the day. i'm with noah and sabastian. what did you get? >> speed for speed most wanted. >> i got gummy bears and the and i would exact thing he did. >> you were here at 3:17 to buy video games and gummy bears. >> got to fulfill our need for speed. >> well, fortunately other people are spending a few more bucks. nobody needs black friday more than best buy to go well. we'll have part of their turnaround strategy when we come back. let's have some gummy bears. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (t
as well. >> the california highway patrol is out in force this thanksgiving holiday. there tracking down drunk drivers. kron 4 said charles clifford has details. >> they're door and a maximum enforcement. on thanksgiving day at the highway patrol released some numbers for the first day of what they call their maximum enforcement. . they stated that statewide a people have been killed in fatal collisions this year. chp also says that 262 people have been restive for driving under the influence. last year there were three fatalities and to much as 67 drivers were charged with dui eyes. in 2011 there were also no fatalities and 39 people were charged with driving under the influence. the maximum enforcement. continues through late sunday evening. >> a family and vallejo is looking for the driver who is responsible for killing their grandmother. she died after a hit and run accident. this was last friday when she was walking home from the store. the family states that a gold colored car hit her, what she was at the crosswalk. the family wonders if the person that hid her has any remorse and
of the nation will be dry as will the state of california. farther south you go, milder from tomorrow. sunny skies, highs from upper 60s to low 70s tomorrow, here is the accu-weather forecast. we'll have temperatures tapering off. interest is a chain thursday. we want to offer thanks to those of you sup poverty porting our food drive. so we want to acknowledge everyone giving 35 meals or the cash equivalent, $350. here are the last of the donors. we received another 227 meals from congregation beth israel. thank you to shell chemical. that brings our total to 6764 meals, we'll be asking you to help with the food drive taking donations on december 12th locations around the bay area go to abc 7 news.com/community to find out where. >> thank you. >> who gets start when 49ers takes the field. >>> rick is here with sports for us. >> and i think alex should be starting but what do i know? we'll find out on sunday. espn reporting he pass a concussion test. says no decision has been made. >> collin has been getting pretty similar to what he got last week. and it's how it gets divvied up. >>m?pxr dal
with the southeast. really no problems whatsoever on the west coast. california looks good. up towards seattle, that's where we also have a storm moving in with rain, veronica. overall, just a big temperature shift for a lot of people out there. we knew it was coming. we've been a little spoiled. >> except for sunny l.a. 81 degrees. >> they're always that way, though. >> can't beat that. >>> this comes from wthr in indianapolis where in nearby fishers, indiana, one man is causing quite a flap in his neighborhood over his 50-set pigeons. they're not just any birds. they are certified racing pigeons which this bosnian native houses in his garage. the problem, the birds exercise routine, a daily flyover when they -- you know, do their business, which several neighbors say is causing a health hazard. neighborhood meetings are set to discuss the fate of these fowl. >>> it's time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. instead of shopping, many new yorkers will donate their time on black friday to helping out the victims of hurricane sandy. united way of n
carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we lost 3.5 billion in economic impact. >> reporter: andrew meadows is with the trade group florida citrus mutual. >> take a look at your eight ounce glass of orange juice in the morning and imagine that not being there because that's how serious it is. >> reporter: pesticides kills the insect that carries the disease but there's no cure for trees infected with citrus greening. >> what is it like for you when you look at a tree that has this disease? >> well, first of all i think about planting that tree. a lot of them i planted. i think about how hard it's going to be to get a tree to that point. >> reporter: farmers and the u.s. department of agriculture are sending $69 million to develop of a cure but it could take years. that leaves him one option, try to grow new trees faster than his old trees are dying. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, lake wales, florida. >> we know babies like to kick and stretch. it turns out they yawn. a study of 40 ultrasounds found healthy fetuses yawn often in the early stages of pregnancy. resear
and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> time now 4:36. let's check weather with lawrence. are you still stuffed from yesterday? >> now, my suits are feeling funny. [ laughter ] >> wow! but it was good. it was worth it. going to have to work some of that off today. out the door lots of sunshine again today and some mild temperatures by the afternoon. high pressure now sliding in over us. occasionally we'll see a few high clouds and patchy fog in the valleys. otherwise looking good sailing in toward the afternoon. temperatures out the door, plan on doing a little shopping, a little chilly in spots down into the low 40s inland. 41 santa rosa, 44 san jose, 50 san francisco. by the afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures
, this is a guy educated at the university of southern california. he has the western sensibility, but make no mistake, his allegiance is to islamist party. people that are far more krad cal than he is, but he also has many liberals saying he's the new pharaoh. this will continue to go on and when you don't have that outlet of a parliament, a constitution to go to and vent and have all those debates, there is going to be a lot of frustration in the streets. you'll see that, i'm sure, for months to come. >> christiane amanpour said said short sentence, israel made a deal with an islamist government and now it appears that mohamed morsi may have gotten peace for another country, but losing it at home. we'll continue to follow the live pictures here this is tahrir square, reza sayah is there live in cairo, as he is reporting that a police car pulled up and was set on fire. you've got the protesters there who are just downright angry at these assertions that president morsi has made saying that his decisions, his decrees, his decisions over the past few months cannot be overturned until there i
california, you're on with author kenneth davis. >> caller: good morning, mr. davis. mr. davis, you mentioned columbus discovering the new world, but i read that the vikings were it the first on the east coast. and before them came a navigator from ireland. do you have any historical the information on these two? >> guest: short. i address both of those questions in don't know much about geography. one is much more easily incident the other because certainly the vikings were here, when i say here, in north america close of 500 years before columbus arrived. the site of the viking village that they left behind has been excavated. it is now a unesco world heritage site up in newfoundland so that evidence is quite clear and overwhelming. the part of the story that connects to columbus, however, was always the idea that, perhaps, there was some way that columbus knew about the vikings having sailed here. there was even a map that later proved to be a fraud that was said to be something columbus had. there is no evidence to suggest that columbus knew about the vikings or their route to north ameri
. >> reporter: in sacramento, california, tempers flared thursday at this kmart. >> push me and i'll stab one of you. >> reporter: and at indianapolis, mayhem at another kmart when it ran out of tvs. >> the cops were called in. it's a mad house. >> reporter: but this morning, while the discounts are deep, experts say the lines may not be nearly as long. according to ibm commerce, 68% of annual black friday shoppers are staying home. choosing to do their buying online. sales for internet purchases already soaring, nearly 18%. also adding to the reduced crowds this morning, sales that started thursday night. >> thank you. >> reporter: this woman stocked up on tvs, well before her turkey settled. >> i saved $616. >> reporter: so, if you're at home, you're probably wondering to yourself, are there any deals out there? best buy says they have items that never go on sale. like this ipod touch. you buy it you get a $25 gift card. and the beats by dre headphones, 10% off this weekend. but the good news is, you don't have to come in the store. you can get these same deals online. josh? >> and you got
cubicle in haiti begins in january of 2010. penn was in california newly divorced from his wife and uncertain what he would next. >> it was an accident in timing in many ways. i turned on the news. >> disaster in haiti. >> there were reports that more than 300,000 were dead. thousands more injured. doctors were operating without pain medications. >> it was what we all referred to as civil war medicine. here's an aspirin and now i'll cut your arm off with a hacksaw. that was happening. >> penn says he could not turn away. his own son recently recovered from a skateboarding accident that was life threatening. penn said he remembered how much morphine had helped his son. >> something just clicked. in the earthquake, amputations on children and others with no pain medication. and the joke i've always made is an actor in hollywood knows where to find narcotics. >> days later with the help of well connected friends penn was in haiti with pharmaceuticals and medical personnel creating the haitian relief organization he calls j/p hro. >> it was a full time investment for your. >> yes.
. >>> plans for nothing but a party for people going from southern california to las vegas. company from nevada is a step closer to puts a party train on the tracks. they have an agreement with the union pacific railroad. the trains we are told would feature a lounge, tv, and private car for bachelor parties. a ticket would be $99 each way and include food and drinks. this train could be up and running by sometime next year. >>> time now 6:18. let's head out to tara. tara wants to talk about that train. fully do. i'm wishing they had that train when we went to school. >> no tara, no. >> we've got clear freeways but congested parking lots. we are at the pargon outlet where they have the traffic cones out. they're trying to keep jams to a minimum. definitely didn't look like this last night it was packed. i'm sure it will get a lot busier as the day wears on. people trying to snatch up the black friday deals. here's a look at your bay bridge as folks head into san francisco. no delays to report. and finally at the golden gate bridge you can see a little bit foggy out there. but not too bad
temperature at 50. california looking beautiful. 81 for a high today in l.a we have those showers already associated with a front across interior portions of the northeast, down through parts of arkansas. this activity is very light. i don't think we'll see any weather-related delays associated with this front. behind it, we see snowfall already coming down across northern parts of the state of wisconsin and portions of the upper great lakes. out west, very quiet and rain across seattle. we have some winter storm warnings in effect across portions of northern wisconsin and also the upper great lakes we're expecting more significant snowfall accumulations. tomorrow, much colder. 34 the high in cleveland. 43 will be a high in new york city. >> we've got a cold front blowing right through the studio. we've got jackets and scarves. decent shopping weather and shoppers across the country out in full force trying to snap great deals. >> let's go to kaitlyn at a brand smart store in georgia. hey, kaitlyn. >> good morning. 7:00 a.m. on black friday, can you even imagine? some of these folks, they
's in paramount, california, where there are big crowds in the parking lot. who is protesting the retail chain and what are they actually hoping to accomplish? >> they're not all this from this store, and the reason why they are targeting the most important shopping day of the year to be out here in front of these stores is to remind shoppers and management that there are some serious problems here with the workers, with pay and health care. this is something twheer seeing not just in the store, but marshally across the country. from texas to maryland. there are employees who are not showing up for work. here's what one employee told us. >> we don't want customers to walk from wal-mart. this is how we pay our bills. with them this is how the store stays open. it's awesome. what we're trying to do is get a point across. that's all we're trying to do. wal-mart, help us. >> reporter: so trying to make a point. the question is has wal-mart management heard? at this point it does appear that management and these protests who are outside aren't going to be coming to the table to have any real open h
, that it is a government service in essence. host: fairfield, california. republican callers. you are on the air. caller: my only comment is that i think that the post office is just an archaic institution during i don't think -- institution. i don't think one dime of taxpayer money should be spent on it. host: let's clarify that point. guest: taxpayers pay about -- i think about $100 million. it sounds like a lot. but i believe it goes to pay for things like free delivery of freeballots -- free delivery of overseas ballots, services to the blind. those are the things provided. not a routine services. those services are basically funded out of the operating funds, the revenues, the sales revenues, so to speak, of the social-service. and so, i would not say it has been a burden so much on the taxpayers. the burden and the concern is it would be a burden in the future if it is not able to be a viable business and it leaves behind a lot of light of these like benefits owed, health care benefits. host: sorry to interrupt. i wanted him to clarify that point before you go on. caller: i use e-mail, i use ups,
will start next month. >>> this holiday shopping season a mall in california is trying something new to help parents keep track of kids. security at arden fair mall will write a parents' phone number on the back of the paper bracelet, like ones you get at a concert or social event. if clerks find a lost kid they're able to call the kid's numbers right way. >>> holiday travelers thanked for jumping into action after massive 140-vehicle pile-up in southeast texas. police welcomed the help as they rushed to the scene pulling people from cars, suvs, tractor-trailers that slammed into each other in heavy fog thanksgiving morning. two people were killed and 80 others were hurt. >>> a wire fox terrier has been named america's top dog. the 4-year-old terrier named sky was named best in show beating out 1500 other dogs at this year's national dog show. congrats to them. >>> what's trending today, a roundup of what's talking online. halle berry's ex-boyfriend showed up at her hollywood hills home thanksgiving and left in handcuffs. tmz says gabriel aubrey was dropping off their daughter and got into a
in sacramento, california. those shoppers barely inside the store when that man went off. once inside, some people may be more threatened by pressure from salespeople. you go in for a 3d tv, snag a discounted kindle, then score a deal on an ipad 4. all you intended to buy was a tv and now you wonder how will i ever pay off my credit card bill? clinical psychologist jeff gardiere joins us from new york. you're going to help us with that. we appreciate it. >> good to see you as always. >> number one, don't buy what you already have. that seems simple. >> yeah. stay away from the duplications. listen, we don't need another hero and we don't need another flat screen tv. because of the pressure from the retailers, we feel that we just need to go a little bit better, go a little bit bigger. stick with what you have. carol, i love watching you on my 42" plasma tv. i don't need to go to the 52". i'll keep what i have right now. >> you're a strong man, jeff gardere. you say also make a list. >> make a list before you go into the store and stick to the list. you discussed right here on your broadcast
is standing outside a walmart in paramount, california. you were in the middle of the protests today. tell us what happened. >> reporter: this is a very large protest here, joe. there were at the height of this the l.a. county sheriff's department estimating about 1,000 protesters in or around this particular walmart. and this protest, it was loud, it was ruckus, it was the very opposite of what you might expect on a black friday shopping day here at a walmart. and that's the point. the employees who walked off the job joined by many supporters and labor say they want today make the point to management that they want to have a fair discussion about pay, about health care as well about the hours that they work. they chose black friday, a very potent day to make that point. here's what an employee as well as a shopper told us what they think. >> they say do this, do that. none of it works. this is the only way we can get our voice out there is speaking with the media, the public. >> just a matter that they have to, you know, do things right for the employees. >> doing things right for the emplo
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